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Arming for battle against Apple Pay, Samsung buys LoopPay

Apple Pay may have a new competitor in the mobile wallet space.<p>Today, mobile payment startup LoopPay revealed it has been purchased by Samsung Electronics for an undisclosed amount.<p>Samsung was said to be in talks with LoopPay back in December, but now it looks like the two struck a deal, according …

Wealth management need not be complex, if WeInvest can help it

In some ways, the bootstrapped WeInvest sees itself as bringing an e-commerce model to the wealth space in Singapore

Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

Symphony, a company backed by some of the world’s elite financial institutions, was created last Fall with a mission to transform the way Wall Street shares and collaborates around content — and it has set its sights set on some of the world’s most established content and communications tools.<p>The …

Goldman Sachs

Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation on why Luxembourg is well placed to become the EU virtual currency hub

Luxembourg Opens Dialogue with Bitcoin Businesses in New Statement

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), the government body responsible for financial regulation in Luxembourg, has issued a …

Michael Jackson

BBVA: We Wanted to Better Understand the Bitcoin Opportunity

While there were many big-name participants in Coinbase's most recent $75m funding round, perhaps no name caught more attention than BBVA Ventures, …

Blockchain Startups

KPMG: Bitcoin a Threat and Opportunity for Retail Banks

'Big four' auditing firm KPMG has published a report identifying bitcoin as both a threat and an opportunity to the banking sector.<p>The report, titled</i> …


Federal Reserve Bank VP: We're a Protocol Just Like Bitcoin

An interest in bitcoin and digital currency makes Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis vice president and research director David Andolfatto something of …


Unlocking Payment Opportunities

Fidor Bank License-as-a-Service Model Changes the Full-Stack Bank Debate

Bookmark<p>This tweet by Marc Andreessen in February ignited a debate:<p>@cdixon @JackGavigan @Kwdmiller @aweissman I am dying to fund a disruptive …

Marc Andreessen